Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gobble Gobble!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Last week was very busy with our anniversary trip to Las Vegas! It was the three year anniversary of our engagement and we tried our best to relive the moments that made it special the first time around, sans the engagement ring of course.

The weather didn't cooperate, but it didn't keep us down. For probably the first time ever, it rained three days straight in Vegas and we like to walk around. That proved challenging unfortunately, but we made the best of it and caught some breaks where the rain actually stopped.

Here's the view from our bed on the top floor of the Stratosphere. The vaulted ceilings up there make the room even nicer. 

LL is NOT drunk! The flash was just too bright for her and she couldn't keep her eyes fully open. We ate on Thursday night, the actually anniversary day, at the Eiffel Tower restaurant in the Paris hotel, which is where I proposed. We had a seat along the glass, much like we did in the picture above. The Bellagio fountains are in the background.

NOT drunk. Really!

My veal....yummy! 

An awesome pasta side dish with butternut squash, cranberries and some other little goodies. 

An anniversary mousse. Very good. It's not cheap up there by the way, $100 per person roughly.

Our view of the fountains.

Such a pretty sight!

The next night, we went to the seafood buffet at the Rio. They upped their prices so that it's $100 a couple, but still very good. 

We ate a LOT of crab legs. A LOT. But they also added duck (think Sun-wah for those who have been there) and lobster tails. Very good eating! Do you notice a theme?

LL made sure she kept her eyes open at The Hofbrauhaus, where we had a fine German meal and met a friend of LL's who happened to be in town with her boys! Good fun. This place is a huge German beer hall essentially complete with the band, lederhosen, busty waitresses, the whole nine yards. It really is a good time and not far from the MGM Grand. 

What do we have here? This is in a room at The Stratosphere, not the sports book, but another room, where on Sunday's they have all the NFL games on these huge TVs. You can bet, eat, drink and even play blackjack if you want. As it turns out, I won "the best seats in the house" drawing and we got to sit in these huge comfy chairs in the middle of the room with views of all the TVs as well as winning a free pizza and bucket of beers, which I parlayed into a pitcher of margaritas.  We watched the Bears game and the first half of the next game. It was pretty cool. 

On to the baby pictures! Yes, it was our first time away from Marissa (together) and LL's first time ever over night away from her. We held up pretty well and think Puerto Rico in March is definitely doable. Fortunately LL's parents were kind enough to watch her and send pictures, usually three times a day. Here's a sampling: 

 Now for some video. The first is in the glass elevator at the Rio and the second is in the huge sports room at the Stratosphere. 


Bee said...

Looked like an awesome time!
And Marissa even looked like she was having fun!

Michael Podolny said...

Wow you're going to be back on Jenny Craig in January. I see that coming :)

terri said...

Happy Engagement Anniversary! Looks like a great time.